Regular price: $27.99
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for $27.99
An interesting look into how the early U.S. once cheered South American revolutions before the planter class reminded everyone that equality was really only for whites. Countries define themselves by comparison to other countries. International histories of this time often focus on how the U.S. defined itself against the old world. This book on the other hand, sheds light on how the U.S. saw it's influence on its southern neighbors. It's fascinating to see how revolutionary fervor devolved into a sectional disagreement about the fundamental ideal of "all men are created equal."
My only quibbles with this book is the brevity and the repetitive sentence structures. I wish the book had looked at how the sectional debate over equality informed the Mexican-American War of 1846. also, please stop using "indeed" to start a sentence. Especially in the audiobook format, it's use is distracting to the point of annoyance.
I found the narrator's pace to be too slow, but thankfully Audible's app allowed me to speed it up and make it listenable. I also found her mispronunciations to be similarly distracting.